Welcome to Pokémon Wiki's News Blog
Here's the weekly Pokémon Wiki's News Blog. Ellis99 requested that I fill in for him this week (although I'm a day late, my apologies).
Unfortunately there's not much Pokémon ORAS news besides preorder bonus info, but there are multiple events for Pokémon X & Y players. Be sure to check out requests for rights.
Also, the Festival of Battles (found on the main page) is in its final battle, so be sure to check it out.
- Pokkén Tournament
Pokkén Tournament is confirmed to include some non-Fighting types as well.
- New anime episode
"Shalour Gym Battle! Pikachu VS Mega Lucario!" will air on September 25th. As the title implies, the episode will be focused on Ash's battle with Korrina at her gym.
- ORAS Preorder Bonuses
A special steelbook case for both games and a Torchic keychain are among the items revealed to be bonuses for preordering Omega Ruby and/or Alpha Sapphire. For now, the steelbooks are limited to Europe, and the keychain is limited to the UK. See Friday's news for more preorder bonus info.
- New XY Battle Competition
The "Fairy Face-Off" is a single battle, worldwide competition that is restricted to Fairy types. In addition, all Pokémon used must be featured in the National Pokédex, and cannot be transferred from Generation V. Also, Xerneas and Diancie cannot be used, and all Pokémon used will have their levels lowered to 30 when battling in the competition. Registration runs from September 18-25, and the competition runs from September 26-28. Everyone who participates will receive 1000 Pokémiles.
- Vivillion event in Australia
The special event Vivillion (with the new Fancy Pattern and the move Hold Hands) is now available in Australia, until September 8th.
- New anime episode
"Clemont VS Bonnie!? A Sibling Battle With Meowstic!!" will air on October 2nd.
- More ORAS Preorder Bonuses
For those in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, you can get a Primal Groudon or Primal Kyogre figurine if you preorder Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire, respectively, from an EB Games store. It is not known yet if this bonus will include other countries.
- Pokémon Mega Evolution Act 2
The "Pokémon Mega Evolution Act 2" special will air in Japan on November 6th. Also, Mega Sceptile will appear for the first time on September 4th.
Check out these discussions, as input is always helpful: